Strategic Partnership Created as Market Demand for Serverless Accelerates
Baltimore, MD – July 31, 2018 – Protego Labs today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Mode2, a cloud native solutions developer, to strengthen the operational security of Mode2’s U.S. customers hosting their serverless environments on Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.
“Mode2 is quickly bringing serverless into the mainstream by helping companies around the world build and run their serverless infrastructures,” said TJ Gonen, CEO and cofounder, Protego. “The new Mode2 security consulting and engineering services are fully aligned with the Protego offering and will provide organizations with an expert sales and delivery partner specialized in serverless and security.”
Protego works by continuously scanning a company’s serverless infrastructure, including functions, logs, and databases, to help increase the application’s security posture and minimize the attack surface. Using machine-based analysis and deep learning algorithms, Protego builds a model of normal function behavior to effectively detect threats, anomalies, and malicious attacks as they initiate and propagate. Protego also identifies and prevents attacks in real time and provides the “minimum effective dose” of protection in the right place, maximizing your security while minimizing your costs.
“While early in adoption, the speed, modularity, and cost savings benefits of serverless computing offers will galvanize enterprise interest and propel demand,” said Michael Suby, vice president of research, Frost & Sullivan. “However, caution must be applied to avoid undermining serverless benefits with security pitfalls. Lifecycle visibility from development through run-time to uncover application-layer vulnerabilities and pinpoint threatening behaviors combined with efficient remediation will be essential.”
“Protego Labs has developed a product which fills an important need for many organizations who seek the benefits of serverless, but also need to demonstrate additional protection for sensitive workloads,” said Simon Plant, CEO of Mode2. “Protego helps with the customers security responsibilities, delivering tools to more efficiently manage a least-privilege security posture for Serverless services.”
Protego is backed by a group of security industry investors, including Ron Gula of Gula Tech Adventures, Glilot Capital Partners, and former RSA CTO, Tim Belcher. Earlier this year, the company won the Startup Competition for the most innovative cyber initiative at the Cybertech Tel Aviv 2018 Conference.
Recognizing the inadequacy of traditional application security paradigms, Protego Labs designed the first comprehensive solution built with the unique constraints and opportunities of serverless in mind. Through continuous serverless security posture, dynamic serverless intelligence, and elastic defense, Protego helps organizations achieve control over the security of their applications. For more information, visit https://www.protego.io/.
Mode2 LLC (https://www.mode2.com) is a cloud native solutions developer, helping companies build and optimize workloads that integrate enhanced user experiences, natural language interfaces, machine learning, and predictive analytics. Mode2 has a team of expert serverless architects and developers who create efficient and effective event-driven architecture without compromising security. Mode2 is headquartered in Los Angeles CA, with locations in San Francisco & Bay Area, Portland OR and New York City.